Mary here with another holiday card. When I first saw this cute little reindeer head, part of the Winter Sweater die set, I wanted to make a card featuring it as all of Santa’s reindeer. This clean and simple card shows those 8 reindeer and Rudolph in the center. Of course his nose had to be special so I added Silk Microfine Glitter to make it glow.
Mary here. This is a fun card that looks complicated but is fairly simple to make. I especially love the hanging charms, the silver glitter, and entwined frames.
Making the Card
1. With the main Ring Accordion die, cut two from snowflake paper (Wish List), one from candy cane paper (Magical), and two from red cardstock. Use the circle die to cut the center from both snowflake rings, one candy cane ring, and one red ring. Trim tabs, etc., off of one snowflake ring and one red ring so you just have 2 circle frames. Use the decorator edge die to cut 4 from red cardstock and 4 from white cardstock. Adhere the red edges to the back of the snowflake ring and the white to the front of the red ring.
This is Mary with a fun holiday card for those who remember flying down hills on one of these vintage sleds. I added mountains in the background of the card. As a kid, a big hill seemed like a mountain, especially when trudging back up dragging the sled behind. Using Through the Lens cardstock makes creating cards easier since no extra coloring is required!
Making the Card
1. Cut Bluebell Soft Finish Cardstock to 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; fold in half. Stencil clouds at top using Titanium White and Neutral Gray PanPastel (or other white and gray chalk or ink).
Mary here today with a fun holiday card. When I was a kid I used to love to ice skate all winter long. This card reminds me of the glide, glide, and sway – of spins and jumps, and skating through the quiet snow. It was a magical and wonderful time of year (but I’m glad to now live in North Carolina!).
Making the Card
1. Cut 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; score and fold in half for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Cut vellum 1 1/4 x 6 inches.
2. Silver emboss sentiment on vellum starting about 1/2 inch from left edge. Wrap around Soft Sky piece from step 1, starting about 1 inch from top, adhering on back using clear double sided adhesive. Adhere to front of card.
3. From 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut two of all skates pieces except for the blades. Die cut blades from Siver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Reminder: A Metal Adaptor Plate or Sizzix Big Shot with Precision Base Plate is REQUIRED for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to this technique to ensure that your cutting ‘sandwich’ is correctly positioned.
4. Lace up the sktes with twine. Hint: Put a small piece of clear double sided adhesive behind the top and bottom lace and stick the ends in them. Tie two small bows. To make a bow, I used tweezers that only open when squeezed, like the ones that come in Susan’s Garden Tool Set, to help hold the single loop while I tied around it.
5. Apply Walnut Stain Distress Ink to sole/heel pieces of skates with ink blending tool. Adhere to bottom of skates with glue (e.g. Kids Choice Glue). Adhere blades to skates using clear double sided adhesive on back of skates.
6. Die cut snowflake border from 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots as shown. You don’t have to add Dots beneath the area that will be covered by the skates or in areas at the ends of the border strip that will get cut off. Adhere to top of card as shown. Trim off excess.
7. Glue bottom skate to card where shown. Glue on bow. Adhere top skate using dimensional tape as shown. Glue on bow.
- Soft Finish Cardstock: 85 lb, Soft Sky
- 1245 Skates
- Shimmer Sheetz: Silver Metallic
- 1259 Holiday Garlands 2
- CS023 Winter Sentiments
- Glitter Dots: Transparent/Silver
- Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Set
- Clear Double Sided Adhesive
- Kids Choice Glue
- Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
- Ink Blending Tool
- Twine: Black/Gray/White
- Silver Embossing Powder (e.g. Ranger Silver)
- Embossing Ink (e.g. VersaMark)
- Dimensional Tape
Hello, Mary here with a sparkly Halloween card. Recently Els Van de Burgt (Elizabeth Craft Designs) featured a technique for a glittered background in her Technique Friday with Els YouTube video. I wanted to try it with Halloween colors and feature a pumpkin on the front. Unfortunately I only had the Pumpkin die in my collection which is no longer available but you can easily create the same look by using the Pumpkin Peel-Offs which are really fun too. (Or maybe you have the Pumpkin die in your collection, too!) I decided to give the card some contrast by coloring the pumpkin with my Copic markers but if you are using the Peel-Off sticker you might want to glitter your pumpkin using a technique from the Halloween tag card I made a couple of years ago.
Hello! Mary here to share a fun bat-filled Halloween card! When I saw the new Circle Background die, I thought of making a moon background with lots of bats flying in front, easy to do thanks to Karen’s Bats Stage it Stencil. Midnight the Bat is featured, wishing you “Spooky Halloween Greetings.” (Didn’t know bats could talk, did ya?)
Hello crafters! Mary here today with a pop up Christmas card. There are a lot of really cute Christmas patterned papers and cardstock. If you can’t find the one I used, there are others featuring gingerbread men (I had several to choose from in my stash from different manufacturers). I made my die cuts look like the images on the patterned cardstock (or at least close).
Mary here to share a fairly easy rectangle accordion card. The new Birds and Birdhouse dies from Joset Designs are super cute. They come with winter accessories but I decided to use them for a summer look, with fluffy clouds in the background and bright colors. The birds may look like they are kissing but they are really just dancing beak to beak.
Hello crafters! Mary here with a fun interactive winter card. The new Winter Mittens from Joset Designs are so adorable. I decided to make mine out of felt, alhtough you could use cardstock instead. For the card, I wanted to do something different. The Hanging Charm Pull Tab was out of stock for a while at ECD so when it finally came back in, I jumped on it! The mitten fits perfectly inside the frame. Yes!
Hello! Mary here today to show you a super glittery card. Silk Microfine Glitter by Elizabeth Craft Designs comes in many delicious new colors. When added to the Lollypop dies by Joset Designs they make things even sweeter. I love how beautifully sparkly this card came out (it looks even better in person!).